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Guidebook for Erie

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Guidebook for Erie

Restaurant and Bar Scene
These are all recommended.
The Plymouth has been around for decades and is one the best local places, having grown twice from the main room, to the north and south, so you can always find a table. In summer it has a great outdoor courtyard. Lots of fun. Great for drinks and delicious pub food. Open til two a.m., serving food til 1 a.m., with daily happy hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth Tavern
1109 State Street
The Plymouth has been around for decades and is one the best local places, having grown twice from the main room, to the north and south, so you can always find a table. In summer it has a great outdoor courtyard. Lots of fun. Great for drinks and delicious pub food. Open til two a.m., serving food til 1 a.m., with daily happy hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
They deliver or you can eat in. Their avocado salad is wonderful.
Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant
3202 Pittsburgh Ave
They deliver or you can eat in. Their avocado salad is wonderful.
The chef-owners provide delicious homemade cooking with a New Orleans flair, along with homemade desserts. Full bar. On weekends call ahead for reservations.
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locals recommend
Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro
1402 W 10th St
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locals recommend
The chef-owners provide delicious homemade cooking with a New Orleans flair, along with homemade desserts. Full bar. On weekends call ahead for reservations.
Voted second best pizza in the state. Fabulous squares of pizza. Add one of their fresh and delicious gardens salads that are enough for two, and make it a meal. Dine in, delivery, and take out. BYOB. Share the square!
Virgil's Plate
1001 W 6th St
Voted second best pizza in the state. Fabulous squares of pizza. Add one of their fresh and delicious gardens salads that are enough for two, and make it a meal. Dine in, delivery, and take out. BYOB. Share the square!
A wonderful bar/restaurant with old-fashioned service. Very friendly
Colony Pub & Grille
2670 W 8th St
A wonderful bar/restaurant with old-fashioned service. Very friendly
Sweet full-service breakfast places, seven days a week. Closes at 3 p.m.
Dave's Diner
26 N Park Row
Sweet full-service breakfast places, seven days a week. Closes at 3 p.m.
Great spot open at 8 a.m. for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. Outdoor tables in summer. Relaxing scene.
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locals recommend
Brew Ha Ha at the Colony
2612 West 8th Street
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locals recommend
Great spot open at 8 a.m. for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. Outdoor tables in summer. Relaxing scene.
Fresh everything!
The Juice Jar
2624 W 8th St
Fresh everything!
The tavern is a former schoolhouse, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Killer cocktails, and fabulous charcuterie menu. Cozy atmosphere set in the timber-and-stone basement. You can enter through the front and go down the stairs, or drive around back and enter at ground level. Open Thursday through Saturday at 5:00 p.m. It is a twenty-minute drive from downtown.
The Schoolhouse
6610 W Lake Rd
The tavern is a former schoolhouse, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Killer cocktails, and fabulous charcuterie menu. Cozy atmosphere set in the timber-and-stone basement. You can enter through the front and go down the stairs, or drive around back and enter at ground level. Open Thursday through Saturday at 5:00 p.m. It is a twenty-minute drive from downtown.
A very hospitable hotel on the public dock promenade, The Sheraton features a nice lobby bar with fireplace, a lovely dining room, and in summer there is patio dining overlooking the bay.
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
55 W Bay Rd
A very hospitable hotel on the public dock promenade, The Sheraton features a nice lobby bar with fireplace, a lovely dining room, and in summer there is patio dining overlooking the bay.
On the Bayfront Promenade, the Marriott has nice outdoor patio seating overlooking the bay in summer, and an interesting indoor dining and bar area.
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
2 Sassafras Pier
On the Bayfront Promenade, the Marriott has nice outdoor patio seating overlooking the bay in summer, and an interesting indoor dining and bar area.
Rum Runners is a super casual, lively summer bar serving pub food and often has live music. At the east end of the public dock promenade, it is literally at the water's edge, where you can watch the boats go bay and see the sunset.
Rum Runners
133 East Dobbins Landing
Rum Runners is a super casual, lively summer bar serving pub food and often has live music. At the east end of the public dock promenade, it is literally at the water's edge, where you can watch the boats go bay and see the sunset.
On the public dock, the atmosphere is great at Smuggler's, and the outdoor patio is wonderful in summer, but the food and service can be hit or miss.
Smugglers' Wharf
3 State St
On the public dock, the atmosphere is great at Smuggler's, and the outdoor patio is wonderful in summer, but the food and service can be hit or miss.
Activities
Things to do and see!
This is a fabulous museum and well worth a visit. Check their calendar for fun events.
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locals recommend
Erie Art Museum
411 State Street
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locals recommend
This is a fabulous museum and well worth a visit. Check their calendar for fun events.
A very nice zoo, (though I prefer animals roaming free in nature...).
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Erie Zoo
423 West 38th Street
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locals recommend
A very nice zoo, (though I prefer animals roaming free in nature...).
This lovely state park is an absolute must. A very special place of natural beauty, with wonderful swimming beaches, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and paddle boarding.
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Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive
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This lovely state park is an absolute must. A very special place of natural beauty, with wonderful swimming beaches, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and paddle boarding.
A lovely city with great walking trails and the perfect place for a picnic on the grass, or to cool your toes in Cascade Creek. There is an amphitheater with events during the summer. The Erie Blues & Jazz Fest is held here the first weekend in August. There are nice free tennis courts on the Sixth Street side, lighted at night.
Lake Erie Arboretum At Frontier Park
1501 West 6th Street
A lovely city with great walking trails and the perfect place for a picnic on the grass, or to cool your toes in Cascade Creek. There is an amphitheater with events during the summer. The Erie Blues & Jazz Fest is held here the first weekend in August. There are nice free tennis courts on the Sixth Street side, lighted at night.
This is an historic reproduction of the original Brig Niagara that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie. Commodore Perry flew his standard that said, "Don't give up the ship!" The Niagara sails in tall ships festivals all over the world, so she is not always in port.
Flagship Niagara League
150 East Front Street
This is an historic reproduction of the original Brig Niagara that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie. Commodore Perry flew his standard that said, "Don't give up the ship!" The Niagara sails in tall ships festivals all over the world, so she is not always in port.
Amazing hiking in a beautiful gorge, very close to the city.
Wintergreen Gorge
3399 Cooper Rd
Amazing hiking in a beautiful gorge, very close to the city.
If you enjoy miniature golf, this is a beautiful little scenic course at the top of the public dock. A very fun little spot.
Harbor View Miniature Golf
36 State Street
If you enjoy miniature golf, this is a beautiful little scenic course at the top of the public dock. A very fun little spot.
Yoga classes seven days a week. Nice Zen studio. www.yogaerie.com
yogaErie
2560 W 8th St
Yoga classes seven days a week. Nice Zen studio. www.yogaerie.com
Food scene
Very nice grocery store. Lots of great takeout items, including sushi, prepared meals, brick oven pizza, subs, and bakery.
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Wegmans
6143 Peach St
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locals recommend
Very nice grocery store. Lots of great takeout items, including sushi, prepared meals, brick oven pizza, subs, and bakery.
This is the closest full-service grocery store.
Giant Eagle Supermarket
2501 West 12th Street
This is the closest full-service grocery store.
Bello's is an old-fashioned little grocery store known for its meat department. In the Colony Plaza.
Bello's Shur-Fine Food Mart
2650 W 8th St
Bello's is an old-fashioned little grocery store known for its meat department. In the Colony Plaza.